Tag Archives: Marco Polo

New to Netflix NZ in July

❏ NETFLIX ORIGINALS Marcella: Season 1 (July 1) Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella, from  screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge), centres on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life.  Deep: Season 1 (July 1) As he grapples with a life-threatening illness, […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 24

? Prime says it has fixed a problem that led to episodes of The Five, Modern Family and Doctor Thorne screening in SD rather than HD. Last week’s SD transmission of The Five revealed just how big a difference HD can make to a show’s enjoyment: the premiere was cinematic in execution and dazzled with its production […]

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New Netflix Epic's Prospects Nixed

New Netflix Epic’s Prospects Nixed

Early trade paper reviews of Marco Polo have nixed Netflix’s hopes of it being another Game of Thrones. The Hollywood Reporter dismisses the 10-part dramatisation of the 13th century explorer’s adventures as “a middling mess, complete with random accents, slow story and kung fu”. It calls the reportedly $US90 million production “epic only in scope” and predicts this […]

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